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Editor's note: We know that timely reporting of alumni deaths is important to our readers. At the same time, we must ensure that our reports are accurate. Therefore, we ask that you send us either an obituary or a letter of confirmation in notifying us of someone's death. Please write to the Alumni Association, University of Rochester, 685 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14627-8993.


Garratt Crebbin '28, Aug. 1996

Carol Frank Clement '29E, May 1996

Ruth Coxford Wolfe '33N, Aug. 1996

Evelyn Millner Despard '34, Aug. 1996

Cecilia Fehrenbach Castagna '35N, Oct. 1996

Robert W. Cordwell '39, '42M (MD), Oct. 1995

Wallace R. Gray '41E, '54E (Mas), Aug. 1996

Mary Jane Deffenbaugh Young '42, Jan. 1995

Thomas C. Murray '43, June 1996

Lewis Garlick, Jr. '44, Aug. 1996

Clinton L. Byrnes '48, Sept. 1996

Ralph C. Monroe '48M (MD), Sept. 1996

Bernyce Bieganski '49, Sept. 1996

Adele Harmon Heffer '49, '71W (Mas), Aug. 1996

Beverly Wescott Gabrio '50M (PhD), Oct. 1996

Melvin J. Fregly '52M (PhD), Jan. 1996

Tom R. Fulton '52E, May 1996

David A. Hopper '53, March 1996

Eleonore A. Ohr '54, '62M (PhD), May 1996

William A. Little '55M (MD), Oct. 1996

Mortimer J. Leary, Jr. '58, Aug. 1996

M. Joyce Weintraub Adelson '61E, Aug. 1996

David F. Adam '62, Sept. 1996

Gordon S. Stein '62, Aug. 1996

Ralph F. Limpert '64, Aug. 1996

Walter A. Stryjewski '67, March 1995

David Garth Wells '67, Oct. 1995

Edward C. Hayward '68, June 1996

John F. O. Carey '78W (EdD), Aug. 1996


Wayne Barlow '34E, '37E (PhD), professor emeritus of composition at the Eastman School, on December 17 in Rochester. After receiving the first doctorate ever granted in composition in the United States, he joined the Eastman faculty and taught there for 40 years. In 1968, he founded the school's electronic-music program. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Eastman School of Music, Office of Institutional Advancement, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, NY 14604.

John Brophy, the first dean and director of the School of Business Administration, on November 6 in Rochester. Brophy's legacy includes starting part-time and full-time master's-degree programs in business administration at the school (which was renamed the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration in 1986).

Angelo Notides, professor of environmental medicine and of biophysics, on November 10. He was internationally recognized for his studies of the estrogen receptor, the protein responsible for mediating the effects of estrogens on sexual development and function. In his honor, the Department of Environmental Medicine has established the Angelo C. Notides Memorial Fund. Contributions may be sent to the Department of Environmental Medicine, Attn. Michael Terry, P.O. Box EHSC, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642.

Millard Taylor '35E, former Eastman professor and concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) for more than 20 years, on December 5 in Naples, Fla. He joined the Eastman faculty in 1944 and became chairman of the string department in 1950, a position he held until his retirement in 1979.

Otto Thaler '49M (MD), '55M (Res), professor of psychiatry, on October 27 in Rochester. "He remained a constant advocate of discovering each person's uniqueness and worth, and used these qualities as assets in order to build strength in patients, students, residents, nurses, social workers, and fellow faculty," said Eric Caine, chair of the Department of Psychiatry. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Otto F. Thaler Teaching Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry, Box PSYCH, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642.


In reporting the death of Robert Guiffrida '49, '50 (Mas) in the last issue, we neglected to note his years on the Rochester faculty. Giuffrida served as an instructor and then an assistant professor of German from 1957 until 1962.

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